Confessions of a Bedside Rationer: Commentary on Hurst and Danis
Ubel, Peter A.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2007 September; 17(3): 267-269
Samia Hurst and Marion Danis provide a thoughtful framework for how to judge the morality of bedside rationing decisions. In this commentary, I applaud Hurst and Danis for advancing the level of debate about bedside rationing. But when I attempt to apply the framework to my own clinical practice, I conclude that the framework comes up short.
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Hurst, Samia; Slowther, Anne-Marie; Forde, Reidun; Pegoraro, Renzo; Reiter-Theil, Stella; Perrier, Arnaud; Garrett-Mayer, Elizabeth; Danis, Marion (2006-11)
Ubel, Peter A.; Arnold, Robert M. (1995-09-25)Conclusions: While we have only begun to discuss how and when physicians should ration at the bedside, continuing this discussion is crucial for the future of medicine. Bedside rationing is here to stay, at least for the ...